April 21, 2017

Technical Analysis: The One Certainty of the Markets

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Update: The Technical Argument for Gold

April 19, 2017

In early April 2017, we made a technical argument for further downside in the U.S. dollar.  In fact, after drawing our trend lines, a falling wedge pattern became apparent, exposing overhead resistance at 100.95.  We argued that if the currency failed at that point, it was likely to reverse lower and stay within the pattern.

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How to Really Let your Winners Run

April 14, 2017

We’ve all seen fortunes made.

Unfortunately, we’ve also seen fortunes lost in a matter of seconds.

To this day, one of the biggest reasons for sizable losses is failure to protect profits and cut losses timely with tools, such as the trailing stop loss.  But we have to realize that without any kind of exit strategy in place, emotions could come into play. 

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Technical Analysis: How to Spot Pivots in Currencies

April 12, 2017

When it comes to trading currencies, technical analysis is just as important as the global chaos impacting them.  While the importance of such analysis varies from trader to trader, we must be aware that currency markets are greatly influenced by it.

That’s because this analysis – especially with currencies – helps to remove that urge to trade on gut reactions and what may be happening in the world.  It removes the noise.

Let’s start with the USD/JPY.  

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Technical Analysis: How to Tell When the Dollar Could Pivot

April 5, 2017

We wanted to bring your attention back to the U.S. dollar to highlight why technical analysis is essential.   Days after the currency found double top resistance at 102.10, it began to descend rather quickly as the Trump trade began to unwind.

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One of the Most Powerful Momentum Indicators

April 7, 2017

Harness the power of herd mentality, and you set yourself apart.

Easier said than done, though.  Right? 

We already know that following the herd blindly can have major consequences and potential losses, especially given that it has become very easy for one trader to influence other traders. 

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Technical Analysis: The Fibonacci Retracement

March 31, 2017

It’s all about getting ahead of the pack.

The more well prepared you are, the more likely it will happen.  While we’ve spoken in-depth about many momentum indicators up until this point to do just that, there’s another one that deserves just as much attention –Fibonacci Retracement Levels.

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The Technical Argument for Gold

March 29, 2017

Let's put Gold under a technical microscope. In March 2017, gold ran on the perfect storm.

Leading up to the hike in interest rates, the price of gold pulled back from a high of $1,264.90 to $1,200 on fears the yellow metal would quickly fall out of favor. Instead, shortly after that pullback, it caught and held double bottom support at $1,200 where buyers began to accumulate the metal on global uncertainty with elections.

 

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Trading Psychology 101: The Most Dangerous Trade

March 24, 2017

“Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one,” noted Charles Mackay in Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.

Granted, that was written in 1841.

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